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Organic or Conventional

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The following is a list of fruits and vegetables commonly referred to as the “Dirty Dozen” due to their high pesticide content.  When possible try to buy the organic variety of these.

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes (imported)
  8. Sweet Bell Peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/Collard grens

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the “Clean 15”.  A list of the “cleanest” fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide content.  If you haven’t fully committed to a 100% organic lifestyle, you can feel good about buying the conventional variety of these items.  (“Conventional” is the nice way a grocery store labels fruits and vegetables that are NOT organic.)

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Avocados
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet Potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms